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      05-07-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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Looking for a North American Dealer ~ Have you seen an M3 with theses Wheels?

UPDATE ~ PLEASE REFER TO POST 23 BELOW ARE THERE ANY BBS WHEEL DEALERS ON THIS FORUM? CAN YOU FURNISH THE WHEELS SHOWN BELOW?

I am wondering if any of you ever saw a M3 in North America with the Turbine Wheel Design?

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Do you know of a dealership other then from Germany.

If all fails I will order them from Germany, just have to have them as my summer set
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I think I've seen replicas of those wheels on ebay.
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they look expensive....
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these look much better imo
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Alpina wheels are very cool and very high quality. the valve stem is inside the centercap.
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I think I've seen replicas of those wheels on ebay.
sorry, replicas are nowhere near what I need, thanks anyway for the heads up

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they look expensive....
That they are.

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They do look nice, however, not the 3D turbine wheel design ... I will keep searching

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Alpina wheels are very cool and very high quality. the valve stem is inside the centercap.
Yes they are, you do know your wheels ... I may have to sweet talk the dealership in Germany to get them glad I speak the language
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Thanks for your help Fellows ... guess the Moderator wants me to purchase a Tire Rack wheel, not going to happen ... there are no ALPINA wheels in The Tire Rack inventory ...

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I recall, many moons ago, that BMW Canada was an official importer of Alpina products.....I wonder if any dealers still have access/connections along these lines.
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Try contacting Budds - they have sold Alpina Cars, so should be able to get the wheels you are looking for.
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I recall, many moons ago, that BMW Canada was an official importer of Alpina products.....I wonder if any dealers still have access/connections along these lines.
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Try contacting Budds - they have sold Alpina Cars, so should be able to get the wheels you are looking for.
Thanks Fellows, I will contact my Salesman ... I know they will be expensive then it is what I like to get. If they cannot I will find another way

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Hi Rolf, get in touch with Ted Bogle (Parts/Performance Mgr) at Budds and deal with him directly. He's pretty damned good at getting anything and pricing is always competitive.
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What ever the price, it will be soooo worth it!!!
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Thanks for your help Fellows ... guess the Moderator wants me to purchase a Tire Rack wheel, not going to happen ... there are ni ALPINA wheels in The Tire Rack inventory ...



Definitely don't stop til you get the Alpina turbine-design rims Rolf! If the aforementioned dealership does not work out then be sure to call Calgary BMW and ask for Tara-Leigh, she knows her stuff and the team over there in sales can get it done I am sure. They have had various Alpina cars on the showroom floor so there is definitely a connection as not everyone gets these 'classy' cars.
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I will go to the local parts dept & tell you the cost. Though while they have a few Alpina's on the floor, I'm not sure they sell these wheels.
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Hi Rolf, get in touch with Ted Bogle (Parts/Performance Mgr) at Budds and deal with him directly. He's pretty damned good at getting anything and pricing is always competitive.
Thanks Mark, I will do that and see how I make out.

BTW, we had a nice meet and cruse this past weekend (you may have read about it in the Canada Sub-Forum (Oakville, Toronto then Sandbank National Park) we had a great time and lunch at the Duke place. Perhaps the next time you can come along and be my navigator it be nice to meet up with some of the M3 folks. Julie was also there with her husband and perhaps others you know as well.

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What ever the price, it will be soooo worth it!!!
Thanks Schnell325, you got that right, the wheel design has a special meaning to me.

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Definitely don't stop til you get the Alpina turbine-design rims Rolf! If the aforementioned dealership does not work out then be sure to call Calgary BMW and ask for Tara-Leigh, she knows her stuff and the team over there in sales can get it done I am sure. They have had various Alpina cars on the showroom floor so there is definitely a connection as not everyone gets these 'classy' cars.
I shall contact her as well, just in case her sources are better then out here in Ontario. Thank you BMW Fanatic

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I will go to the local parts dept & tell you the cost. Though while they have a few Alpina's on the floor, I'm not sure they sell these wheels.
Thanks Moxie for doing this I'll be very interested what you find out. I would assume based upon the published size that the wheels will fit nicely on my e92 M3. The full descripotion of the wheels and part numbers are:-

19" ALPINA CLASSIC WHEELS - 2010

Saloon, Touring, Coupe, Convertible, xDrive incl. lockable wheel covers and Mobility Kit.

8 x 19" 225/35 ZR19 88Y (front)
9 x 19" 255/30 ZR19 91Y (rear)

I think the offset must be the same as my now 19" furnished OEM 220m Wheels.

Thanks again in advance for your help,

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I hope you like cleaning wheels, cuz those look like a chore.

Good luck & post pics when they're on.

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19" ALPINA CLASSIC WHEELS - 2010

Saloon, Touring, Coupe, Convertible, xDrive incl. lockable wheel covers and Mobility Kit.

8 x 19" 225/35 ZR19 88Y (front)
9 x 19" 255/30 ZR19 91Y (rear)

I think the offset must be the same as my now 19" furnished OEM 220m Wheels.

Thanks again in advance for your help,

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Rolf - The parts dept called Alpina & was told they do not have the wheels in M3 offset. They do sell them in 3 Series offset & for the 8X19 & 9X19 they cost 2388 Euro with Vat. Without Vat it's 2007 Euro or ~ $2630 USD, which is less than I expected. They have a 3 series B3 Bi-Turbo convertible, coupe & wagon Alpina on the floor. I took a couple crappy cell phone pics of the Silver & Black wheels on them & will post later - Took a couple of pics of the Black 7 series wheels also.

Found out BBS makes the wheels for Alpina. It's stamped inside the hub.
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Rolf - The parts dept called Alpina & was told they do not have the wheels in M3 offset. They do sell them in 3 Series offset & for the 8X19 & 9X19 they cost 2388 Euro with Vat. Without Vat it's 2007 Euro or ~ $2630 USD, which is less than I expected. They have a 3 series B3 Bi-Turbo convertible, coupe & wagon Alpina on the floor. I took a couple crappy cell phone pics of the Silver & Black wheels on them & will post later - Took a couple of pics of the Black 7 series wheels also.

Found out BBS makes the wheels for Alpina. It's stamped inside the hub.
Thanks so much Moxie for your help and effort it is very much appreciated.

I am sure that with spacers and extended wheel studs fitting the wheels on my M3 is doable. I have my dealership here in Canada working on it as well. It should be interesting what there mark up will be to bring the wheels to Canada, I am also surprised of the low cost, I am sure the price will increase after import tax and duties as well as shipping costs from Germany.

Thanks again and I am looking forward for the photos

Take good care & Cheers

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Re: BBS, I know that BBS Kraftfahrzeugtechnik AG is a high performance automobile wheel design company headquartered in Schiltach, Germany, so it makes sense for Alpina to use them as a wheel supplier since they are near by.
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Rold-Dieter, call Nate at iND... he can find anything and everything! He has amazing contacts all over Germany. I'll ask around when I'm in Germany visiting my parents next month as well - Alpina is just around the corner from them.
Thanks for the tip and also for checking when you are in Germany

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Rolf - The parts dept called Alpina & was told they do not have the wheels in M3 offset. They do sell them in 3 Series offset & for the 8X19 & 9X19 they cost 2388 Euro with Vat. Without Vat it's 2007 Euro or ~ $2630 USD, which is less than I expected. They have a 3 series B3 Bi-Turbo convertible, coupe & wagon Alpina on the floor. I took a couple crappy cell phone pics of the Silver & Black wheels on them & will post later - Took a couple of pics of the Black 7 series wheels also.

Found out BBS makes the wheels for Alpina. It's stamped inside the hub.
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Rolf-Dieter, call Nate at iND... he can find anything and everything! He has amazing contacts all over Germany. I'll ask around when I'm in Germany visiting my parents next month as well - Alpina is just around the corner from them.
Thanks again for your help fellows, perhaps you can do a small follow up for me.

So I found out that the BMW Dealership do not recommend the rims (apparently the offset is not the same, I won;d have expected that). I know from experience asking my local BMW Dealer last fall about spacers for my now 18 inch winter wheel set there reply is simply "we don't recommend spacers" So I assume all they want is to sell me the BMW wheels.

Also I found out that Alpina has the "Turbine Wheels" I mentioned above in my original post made at BBS.

I also know that plenty of folks out there use spacers and extended wheel bolts/studs and nuts to make up for the difference of the spacer addition when they install after market wheels.

I am almost certain that the bolt pattern of the M3 and the 3 Series are the same so why will BMW/Alpina not sell me the Turbine Wheels.

Can I ask you Moxie & SehrSchnell, if you should have the opportunity to be at the showroom to ask a knowledgeable individual this question.

"Can the Alpina 19 inch wheels be mounted on a M3 with extended wheel studs using spacers?"

No worries If you don't get the opportunity, I shall then persue it when I am in Europe later this year, there is no rush. I just like to get those wheels.

Thanks in advance fellows.

Cheers, Rolf-Dieter

PS Here is what I got back from Germany ....

Good morning,

Sorry, my information was really dated.
Please be informed that the 19 inch rims for BMW E92 are not available for the E92 M3. They won't fit because of different offsets etc.

I hope this information will help you.
If any further questions arise, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

With best regards,

Daniela

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Alpenstraße 35-37
D - 86807 Buchloe
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They look like a bitch to clean. And getting inside the spokes to clean the wheel barrels seems virtually impossible. I'll pass for this reason alone.
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